Saturday, 29 March 2014

Metallic Rainbows

This week has been a good one, fewer classes, my assessments are finished for the week and I'm enjoying a day off. I'm also still riding on a positivity wave from my lovely weekend, all is well.

Here is an outfit from last week. I really like how light and bright it is and this metallic skirt always cheers me up. Can we just pretend the first photo is artistic, and that in reality I did not get the framing wrong? I kinda like it in all honesty...

Outfit Details
Shirt - Vintage
Skirt - Asos
Cardigan - Table Eight
Tights - Myer
Boots - Dr Martens, customised
Nail Polish - Scarab, Sally Hansen

I don't know what Blogger is doing to my photos but they're RAW files that become much lower in quality here for some reason, I'll investigate other uploading options. 

Thank you for reading!

- Isabella

Thursday, 27 March 2014

My Dream Printed Dr Martens

My Dream Printed Dr Martens

My Dream Printed Dr Martens by takethreestepsback featuring Dr. Martens

Dr Martens are, without a doubt, my favourite brand of shoes... as you will discover on this blog. They are incredibly comfortable, durable, cute and they stop me from slipping with those incredible soles! 

These are a few printed pairs I have been lusting over for months! They're so cheerful! If only I had the funds to buy a new pair! I already own three pairs of Dr Martens, black mary janes, customised 1460's and tall black 1490 boots, but they are plain in comparison to these colourful beauties! As I am a budget conscious student, I know I can't afford a new pair at the moment, however, that doesn't stop me from perusing the website longingly - it is one of my most visited sites!

I do wish Dr Martens were more widely available in Australia, here they have limited ranges available and some colours aren't even stocked. A huge motivation for me to travel to England is to visit one of their dedicated stores.

Yes, I am a fangirl.

- Isabella

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Fashion is Danger

The hilarious title of my post is a reference to a song by the wonderful Bret and Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords. I haven't documented my everyday dressing style here. I wear band t shirts most days [unless I'm wearing a dress] and then pair it with shorts or a miniskirt. 
I own many band t shirts, it's a compulsion.
I just love proclaiming my music taste on my chest and I also like when people positively comment about the band in question. There is however the 'danger' of someone being a dick about one of my favourite bands. 
This particular outfit is an example of my standard. It's so easy for me to put together, no effort required and not terribly inventive. This is a t shirt I bought at the Flight of the Conchords concert I went to with friends two years ago. I love its sparkles and that it's made of such soft fabric.

Outfit details
Top - Flight of the Conchords
Shorts - Urban Outfitters
Fishnets - eBay

Here is the link to the song 'Fashion is Danger' by the aforementioned musicians, I hope you enjoy it.


Friday, 14 March 2014


I really liked how the different aspects of this outfit came together when I wore it. This was what I dressed in about a week ago, I just hadn't gotten a chance to put it up here yet. 

My course is crazy in the best possible way. I'm constantly busy in all aspects of my life and, though exhausted at the end of each day, I love the satisfaction from being able to say I achieved something. 

Outfit details:
Dress - Vintage
Purple fishnets - eBay
Necklace - Paua shell on a chain

By the way, I still haven't repeated an outfit yet, resolution upheld so far! 


Saturday, 1 March 2014

And so it begins...

Three weeks ago I began a new course. It's an intensive course so finding the time to blog will be difficult but I'm up for the challenge.

As I do at the start of each year, I make an effort not to repeat the same outfit. It's a strange resolution I give to myself.
Here is one of the outfits I wore on my first week. It's summer and instead of buying sandals which are far more appropriate, I wear my comfortable Converses despite the heat. The bright colours in this outfit helped lift my spirits despite having to leave so early that morning, don't you love how clothing can have a restorative effect on your mood?

Outfit details
Hoodie - Handmade from a market
Dress - Princess Highway
Necklace - Ishka
Socks - Esprit
Shoes - Converse
Nail polish - 'Carnivale' by Face of Australia